In the ongoing body of work Double Negatives (2020), Carrie Schneider plays up the tension between the camera’s exactitude and its capacity for abstraction, using techniques that invite discord into the otherwise rational photographic process.
"Using an idiosyncratic technique I developed over the course of a year and hundreds of tests, I am shooting chromogenic “paper negatives” in a large format 11x14 Deardorff camera. The analog process renders a reversed subject, and overlaying multiple exposures builds up and obliterates recognizable forms and textures over time. There is an element of chance that determines the final composition, and this spirit of improvisation guides the process."
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Image: Carrie Schneider, Double Negative (Blue Streak), 2020